I love being surprised. In my beauty career I have mostly worked with high end brands that sometimes have eye watering prices attached to the latest must have beauty item. Since working with bellabox, I've been surprised so many times by beauty brands that are very affordable. If you can’t justify the expense of a $100 highlighter, you are guaranteed to find something similar for a fraction of the cost. Sometimes the most affordable beauty and the most luxe beauty products come out of the same factory. For example, did you know that there are only two factories in Europe that make pencils? So any eyeliner that is made in Europe comes from one of those two factories. From Chanel to Bourjois, who are in fact owned by the same parent company.
This week I met with the company that make Prestige and Models Prefer. We have sampled Prestige before and I have always been impressed by their pigment in their eye shadows. Plus, you loved their foundation. One of the best things about them? All of their products are made in Europe, and yet their prices are really affordable!
I have long thought that Models Prefer was an interesting brand and I was fortunate enough to have been given a heap of products to try. I have to say I was extremely impressed. Their new BB cream is fantastic and is made in Korea; the home of the BB cream. The Models Prefer version gives great coverage, and is a bit creamer than my usual fave BB cream, perfect for use in winter when my skin needed a little extra moisture (I'll stick to my favourite one for now!) I also tried their lip gloss pencils; they were lovely and creamy and are a bargain at only $9.99. Drop by your local Priceline and have a look at their products.
From one extreme to the other, affordable beauty to jaw dropping prices. I cannot believe that some people would pay this much money for the below products.
Azature Black Diamond nail Polish
The manicure that costs $250,000! Each bottle has 276 carats of black diamonds so you are literally dripping with diamonds.
Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lipstick
Encased in gold and encrusted with diamonds, this Guerlain lipstick will set you back $62,000!
Kre-at Diamond half lashes
These 18 carat white gold and diamond studded half lashes can be pre-ordered from Barneys and will cost you a mere $1350.
What’s your biggest beauty extravagance? Have you had to hide the receipt because you cant bear to think about how much you spent on one item? - Sam